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Barbara and Tom Faticone Named 37th Citizens of the Year by the Community Chest

 

The Community Chest of Port Washington announced the selection of Barbara and Tom Faticone for its 37th “Citizen of the Year” Award, for a lifetime of volunteer achievement. The Port Washington community is invited to come honor Barbara and Tom on Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Chest awards ceremony, held at the Port Washington library.

The Port Washington Community Chest established the prestigious Citizen of the Year Award, more than 20 years ago to honor outstanding volunteer service in the field of health, education and welfare in the Port Washington community.

“The Faticone’s many contributions to the Port Washington community exemplify the Chest’s commitment to facilitate the “people of Port helping the People of Port,” said Richard Strautman, Presdent of the Community Chest. “The community is invited to attend this free event and to support the Barbara and Tom through the Citizens of the Year Journal. For more information, contact the Community Chest office at 767-2121.”

In Port Washington, Barbara and Tom have been volunteers for many organizations. One of Barbara's favorite and longstanding involvements is Pride in Port. She joined the committee in 1989, shortly after its founding, and has been the general chair for about 10 years. It grew until today it includes a homecoming game, a parade, a homecoming dance and a Pride in Port Dance and other events.

Another charity to which Barbara devotes a great deal of her time is Cancer Care of Long Island, of which she is a 35-year member and an executive vice president. And, Barbara has performed in every show since 1971. To list a few of her other accomplishments, Barbara is president of the Doe Club of the North Shore Elks Lodge, past president of the Port Washington Columbiettes, member of the Concerned Citizens of Manorhaven and the Sons of Italy, member of the Harborfest Committee, board member of the Port Washington senior citizens' center, co-chair of the Nativity committee, and an active parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima.

Tom is an active parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima, past present of the Knights of Columbus, and currently on the board of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is also a member of the Elks, the Sons of Italy and Cancer Care of Long Island. And, Tom actively supports and participates in all of Barbara’s volunteer activities.

Barbara and Tom are both Schreiber graduates. Last year they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The Faticones have lived in Manhasset Isle, for almost 50 years. They have three children, Wendy, Keith and Thomas, and three grandchildren.